We cleared the Lake Mansfield Trail and the Long Trail from Taylor Lodge to Mt. Mayo. It was a cool, windy day.
While hiking up the Lake Mansfield Trail, we heard a cracking sound. John Sharp looked up to see a very large portion a tree breaking right above him. He had time to move so that he was only hit by the leaves as the large branch crashed onto the trail, landing right where he had been standing! We cleared it away and continued!
There were quite a few trees to be removed at the two ends of the hike (lower section of Lake Mansfield Trail and up on Mt. Mayo near the summit). With a small turn-out, we didn’t do a complete clipping job.
Participants: leaders, Dot Myer, John Brown.